26 - Ryan Schreppel
Ryan Schreppel
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Lincoln HS
Position: Pitcher

BRIEFLY: A Freshman All-American in 2003, Schreppel battled through injuries and now appears to be at 100 percent • A starter for half the season last year, he will again jump into the rotation in 2005 as the Titans' Saturday starter.

TITANS `04: Appeared in 23 games, making 10 starts on the year • finished 3-3 with a 6.03 ERA and a pair of saves • best outing of the season came in a start against Sam Houston State on March 6, throwing eight strong innings, allowing a pair of runs on eight hits and striking out four in the Titans' 12-2 win • also went seven innings against Houston on Feb. 22 for his first victory of the year, allowing three earned on seven hits in a 9-4 Titans' victory.

TITANS '03: Was honored with freshman All-American recognition from Collegiate Baseball despite missing two months after surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee • Posted a 5-3 record and 2.45 ERA in 11 appearances (10 starts) • His ERA was under 2.00 until he was roughed up for five runs in three innings by Arizona State in a Super Regional loss on June 7 • Became the first Titan pitcher ever to earn wins in each of his first four appearances • Opponents hit just .227 against him and he had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3:1 • Allowed just a run on five hits in 5.2 innings vs. Notre Dame in the second Regional game, but was denied a win when the Irish tied it up against the Titan bullpen • Named Kia Baseball Bash Most Outstanding Pitcher and Big West Co-Pitcher of the Week after holding No. 21 Tulane scoreless on just two hits in seven innings...he did not get a decision since the Titans rallied for the win in the ninth • With two outs and runners on base, opponents had just three hits in 25 at bats (.120) • Only losses came vs. Minnesota (3/7), Long Beach State (5/17) and Arizona State (6/7) • In seven of his 10 starts, he allowed one run or less and five hits or less • Allowed just a run in five innings against Stanford in his collegiate debut to earn the win • Did not pitch at the College World Series.

LINCOLN H.S.: Was a three-year standout pitcher and first baseman at Lincoln H.S. in Stockton, Calif., where he played for Coach Randy Ortega • Was a three-time first-team All-San Joaquin Athletic Association pitcher and area Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore (6-2, 1.85 59 Ks in 52 innings) and as a senior (7-1, 1.65 ERA, 69 Ks in 46.2 innings) • His best game came against Tokay H.S.,when he allowed just one hit over five innings in an 11-0 win • Helped the Trojans to a 25-8 overall record and 13-1 league mark as a senior • Also batted over .300 in each of his three seasons • Also the starting quarterback his senior season for Lincoln's football team.

PERSONAL: Born on June 2, 1984, in Stockton, Calif. • Parents are Geoff and Kim Schreppel • Has an older brother (Jason) • Majoring in kinesiology • Would like to be a teacher for the deaf • Says his father has had the most influence on him • Selected by Minnesota in the 20th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball first-year player draft • Enjoys playing video games in his spare time • Would like to see Miami added to the Titans' schedule • Full name is Ryan Geoffrey Schreppel • Favorites ... Barry Zito and Johan Santana (players), Oakland A's (team), The Best Damn Sports Show Period (TV show), Denzel Washington (actor), Jessica Biel (actress).